Scientists in the Field

Crows Aren’t the Only Smart Birds in Town

Readers of Scientists in the Field title Crow Smarts, by Pamela S. Turner and Andy Comins, know that being called a “bird brain” should be considered the highest form of flattery–especially where New Caledonian crows are involved! New Caledonian crows … Read more

New Year, New Books Part 2

Considering how intelligent crows are, birdbrained doesn’t quite seem like an insult! To see for yourself just how clever and adaptive crows can be, check out the video below shot by photographer Andy Comins. And to learn more about these extraordinary … Read more

Report from New Caledonia Part 4: Crow Freedom Week!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching a book for the Scientists in the Field series? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of Crow Smarts (2016), the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for … Read more

Report from New Caledonia Part 3: Are Crows Smarter than a First-Grader?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching a book for the Scientists in the Field series? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of Crow Smarts (2016), the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for … Read more

Report from New Caledonia, Part 2: Searching for the Holy Grail

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching a book for the Scientists in the Field series? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of Crow Smarts (2016), the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for … Read more

Report from New Caledonia: Behind the scenes with CROW SMARTS!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching one of these books? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of CROW SMARTS. Coming in 2016, CROW SMARTS tells the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for … Read more

Greetings from New Caledonia!

Most people have a hard time finding New Caledonia on a map. But this Pacific island is host to one of the most interesting bird species on the planet: the New Caledonia crow. What makes this bird so special? They … Read more

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